Mark Guerrero interviews Tim Weed, an exceptional singer/songwriter and world-class musician on banjo, guitar, and mandolin. His music has developed into an eclectic blend of bluegrass, roots, and world music, drawing influences from India, Tibet, Africa, and Latin America. He's a concert artist in his own right and has performed with artists such as Joan Baez, Maria Muldaur, and Ramblin' Jack Elliot. Tim also had the honor of performing for the Dalai Lama.
Mark Guerrero interviews English rock singer/songwriter/guitarist Terry Reid. Terry and his band opened for the Rolling Stones and Cream in the 1960s. Because he had an album out and was touring with the Stones, he turned down the lead vocal job for the band who would become Led Zeppelin. In the '60s, Aretha Franklin was quoted as saying "The best things to come out of England are the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Terry Reid." On this show the best of Terry's two solo albums of the '70s are featured. The first one, "Seed of Memory," was produced by Graham Nash. This is the second episode of my new show, "Rock Doc Chronicles."
Mark Guerrero interviews legendary folksinger Ramblin' Jack Elliot. Ramblin' Jack has been called the son of Woody Guthrie and the father of Bob Dylan. He began singing and travelling in the early 1950s, was part of Bob Dylan's legendary Rolling Thunder Revue in 1975, and continues to tour and perform at age 87 in 2019. We talk about some of his experiences with Woody and Dylan and his encounters with Jack Kerouac, James Dean, Lead Belly, and Ringo Starr. Some of his and other related recordings are played. This is the first episode of my new show "Rock Doc Chronicles."
Mark interviews Arturo Perez, one of three drummers who played with Redbone during the peak of their recording years. Artie talks about his time with Redbone and some of the recordings he played on are played and discussed. He also talks about his time playing with the Righteous Brothers. Also featured is a solo album he made in 2002 called "Misbehavin'," which reveals Artie to also be an excellent singer and songwriter!
Mark Guerrero interviews eight musical artists of what has become known as the "Eastside Sound" of East Los Angeles in the '60s. His guests include the late Richard "Scar" Lopez of Cannibal & the Headhunters, George Delgado of The Premiers, Sal Murillo of The Blendells, Andy Tesso and Max Uballez of The Romancers, Rudy Salas of The Salas Brothers, and Ersi Arvizu of The Sisters. Recordings of all of the above groups are played and discussed.
Mark Guerrero interviews the late great songwriter and recording artist, Hirth Martinez. In the mid-'70s Hirth recorded two albums on Warner Brothers Records. The first, "Hirth From Earth," was produced by Robbie Robertson of the Band; the second, "Big Bright Street" was produced by John Simon. His extraordinary songs have been covered by Paul Butterfield, Manfred Mann, Julio Iglesias, and many others.